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Bachman, John Morris

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class John Morris Bachman.

Unit/Placed in, USS Astoria (CA-34) Cruiser, United States Navy.


John is born approx. on 1922 in Pennsylvania.

Father, Parke R. Bachman.

Mother, Gertrude (Kiefer) Bachman.

Sister(s), Elizabeth bachman.


John enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 2505749.


John was KIA when the USS Astoria Sunk during the Battle of Savo Island on Aug 9, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


John is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://ussastoria.org/Home.php

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

USS_Astoria_(CA-34) Cruiser
Memorial USS Astoria
His rank Seaman First Class